Title: Rare (Roads #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 17th 2014
Page Count: 240
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Roads: Book 2
Sequel to Slide
Paramedic Pete Adams lived through the year from hell watching his lover, Ash, fall apart, and the precarious balance between work and home is becoming more strained. His heart is always home, with Ash, but the dark side to his job is weighing him down.
Tattoo artist Ash Fagin is recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by revelations about his traumatic childhood. His battle with mental illness is far from over, but with Pete by his side, he’s feeling good again, so good he doesn’t notice something missing until it walks right into his living room.
Ash believes he’s had enough coincidence in his life, but when a voice from the past comes looking for him, it takes the devastating injuries of the one he loves most to convince him to let a ghost become the family he never knew he wanted.
“You couldn’t change the past or control your future, but you could make the most of your present. Family had many definitions. What mattered was what it meant to us, and with Ash at peace in my arms, it meant everything.”
I know that Garrett Leigh does some serious angst, but Pete and Ash are the most tortured of her characters. But every time, they come out of it stronger and more in love than ever.
There are some weird ass coincidencies in this book. In any other case, I would have to suspend disbelief. But Leigh is such an insanely talented storyteller, and Pete and Ash one of my favorite MM couples ever, so it didn’t matter at all for me here.
I’m now ready for the final round.